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Margaret Atwood kicks off gritLIT’s 20th festival

Celebrated Canadian author shares stories and wisdom with a sold-out crowd at Theatre Aquarius. gritLIT runs April 17-21. As is fitting for one of Canada’s most celebrated and respected authors, the gritLIT audience assembled to hear Margaret Atwood speak hung on her every word.
Food + Drink

The King of restaurant row

The east-west King William Street is a historically significant street in the city and is now one of Hamilton’s most important dining districts. I visit the King William Street dining district often. It has much to offer and triggers fond memories. Readers of a certain age will recall…
Food + Drink

Generations of fabulous food

These Hamilton-born food empires – all founded by immigrants who arrived in the post-war boom – are now iconic fixtures of this city’s past and present. After World War II, many European families immigrated to Hamilton and broadened the city culturally. Statistically, one of the peak years for…
Arts + Culture

Restless creation

Shelley Niro produces art through painting, photography, beadwork and filmmaking and her retrospective exhibition ‘500 Year Itch’ at the Art Gallery of Hamilton pays homage to her prolific work and its hope for the future. Huddled in a coffee shop on the first properly cold day of winter,…
Arts + Culture

Theatre Burlington presents The Sweet Delilah Swim Club

Like the enduring friendships in the play, theatre has been there for director Sondra Learn in good times as well as bad. Theatre Burlington has a comedy opening on April 12 about lasting friendships among women. The Sweet Delilah Swim Club follows a group of five women over…

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Arts + Culture

Margaret Atwood kicks off gritLIT’s 20th festival

Celebrated Canadian author shares stories and wisdom with a sold-out crowd at Theatre Aquarius. gritLIT runs April 17-21. As is fitting for one of Canada’s most celebrated and respected authors, the gritLIT audience assembled to hear Margaret Atwood speak hung on her every word.
Food + Drink

Reinventing Niagara wine

Local wines have come through some tough times but the mood of the industry is optimistic as it reimagines a more intimate connection to its customers and the farmland it calls home. In the last half-century, the Niagara wine industry has undergone a revolution, tearing out unpopular native…
Arts + Culture

Hamilton Reads

Choose one – or all! – of these four locally written books to delve into Mohawk art, disability activism, the life of a rock star or fairies for kids. Finding a spare moment to curl up with a good book is always a treat; however, it’s an even…
City Life

‘Unwavering support’

The Incite Foundation for the Arts supports the contributions of the Tottering Biped Theatre and the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts. The Incite Foundation for the Arts has contributed more than $6 million to 30 Hamilton-area organizations, through grants from $2,500 to $150,000, since it was founded…
Happening Now

gritLIT is 20 in 2024

Hamilton’s readers and writers festival is four days of readings, panels, interviews and workshops – and Margaret Atwood. gritLIT, Hamilton’s readers and writers festival, is 20 years old and has welcomed more than 400 of Canada’s best-established and emerging authors over the years. Running April 17 to…
City Life

Opening doors: Celebrating city’s music, heritage

Doors Open Hamilton – May 4 and 5 – will feature a music theme and 49 sites and four walking tours across the city. Forty-nine sites will throw open their doors for a weekend in May to celebrate Hamilton’s architectural and musical past and present.
Food + Drink

ON THE MENU: WHAT’S OPENED AND CLOSED ON THE LOCAL RESTAURANT SCENE

Here's a list of what has come, gone and changed in Hamilton and Burlington in early 2024. Launched & opening soon 400 Brant (Brant Street, Burlington). Soft opened in January in the historic building that once housed Queen’s Head Pub. Casual upscale dining with…
Arts + Culture

Restless creation

Shelley Niro produces art through painting, photography, beadwork and filmmaking and her retrospective exhibition ‘500 Year Itch’ at the Art Gallery of Hamilton pays homage to her prolific work and its hope for the future. Huddled in a coffee shop on the first properly cold day of winter,…